About this project
WEB SERIES FROM THE ARCTIC
POLAR is a Sci-Fi web series of five episodes set in Nuuk, Greenland. With the hopes of financing the entire series we are now asking for your help to shoot the first part of it, a pilot, in Nuuk in May 2017.
When a mysterious sound starts terrorrizing the Greenlandic youth, Ivik, a young homosexual high school student discovers that he perceives the sound differently than his peers. In meeting the danish boy David the two embark on a journey to find the meaning of the sound in hopes of finding themselves.
Our target audience are young people at the age of 18 to 30 years primarily in Greenland and Denmark, secondly in the rest of the world. Our goal is not only to tell a compelling story about young Greenlandic people and experiment with the possibilities of the web series format, but we also hope to give a nuanced and honest image of the present Greenlandic culture and what it means to be a young greenlander today.
We plan to distribute the web series on an interactive web platform where you can discover the universe in and around the web series for yourself.
WHO WE ARE
From left to right we have: Aka Hansen, producer at the alternative film collective Super16 in Copenhagen. Aka grew up in Nuuk and has a number of Greenlandic productions behind her. Her short film Half&Half was screened at this years Berlinale NATIVe. Maria Møller Christoffersen, producer at Super16 and Beofilm and has recently co-produced the Croatian Danish feature film Quit Staring at My Plate. Alexander Ohrt, director at Super16, has recently directed Madonna - a short about a guy trying to make it in the 1970's porn industry. Natalia Ciepiel, also director at Super16. Natalias latest film is Mannequinerne - a hybrid between documentary and fiction telling about growing up in Suburbia as a teenager. Last is Morten Mortensen, script writer and chairman at Super16. Morten is behind the script for the Robert-nominated Mukwano.
WHY WE NEED HELP
Filming in the arctic and especially in Greenland is a costly adventure. We feel a huge support from the local community in Nuuk, but that unfortunately cannot do it alone. Your contribution will help us with productional expenses such as transportation locally, food on set, keeping us warm on outdoor locations and other regular costs on the production side. During production we will be working with young Greenlandic filmtalent on the production crew and in front of the camera. We are also planning to set up filmmaking workshops to contribute to the aspiring young Greenlandic film society.
WHAT WE HOPE TO CONTRIBUTE WITH
Lets put Greenland on the world map, by making the first Sci-Fi webseries ever shot in Greenland. Do you know anything about Greenland or its youth culture? After this you will, we promise.
We hope this project will cast a new light on the Greenlandic people in the Nordic countries and other parts of the world.
It’s friday night in Nuuk. A group of senior students from Nuuk highschool are gathered at a private party in an apartment in Nuuk center. Everyone’s drinking, flirting and for a brief moment forgetting the commitments of everyday life. A restrained young man is leaning against the wall in the corner of the room with a lazy beer in his one hand, observing the others having fun. The young man is Ivik. He is hearing impaired and homosexual. All of a sudden the music is interrupted and the silence is replaced by a mysterious sound phenomenon. A dark dissonance penetrates the young crowd and leaves them insensitive in quiet panic. It is an undeterminable tone which makes everyone forget love and happiness. But Ivik hears the sound differently than the others. On the same night that the sound phenomenon appears Ivik meets David, a danish peer who recently moved to Nuuk. A confidentiality develops between the two and together they set out to find the source of the sound. The expedition never becomes an exotic quest out on the icecap of Greenland but instead an excursion in the diverse environments in Nuuk, and the journey within themselves becomes the journey they remember.
Risks and challenges
The difficult filming conditions in Greenland and expenses of transporting our core crew members from Denmark are our biggest challenges.
Fortunately our experienced producer Aka Hansen has been apart of the Greenlandic aspirering film community since 2009 and that will come in handy as we already know all of the do's and don'ts.
Furthermore we have a close coorporation with the Danish equipment rental, Kameraudlejningen, which will help us with finding the best solutions when it comes to filming in harsh environments.
Through the funding we have already received and the funding we are applying to get from funds in Greenland we want to make this project a reality. But we still hope that you will help us get there. Even the smallest contribution is a help so if you like the project we hope you will support us.
Thank you so much! QUJANAQ!
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